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Archive for March, 2016:

Jamari Traylor’s Journey From Homeless Teen to College Graduate

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In 2008, Jamari Traylor was a homeless teen in Chicago. He had never played organized basketball before, but a coach named Loren Jackson came into his life and changed everything.

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How To Use Encouragement to Reinforce Your Child’s Good Behavior

Encouragement, or positive reinforcement, helps parents teach their children what behaviors are expected and appropriate.

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KVC Celebrates Staff During Social Work Month

Throughout the month of March, our KVC teams in four states recognized and celebrated staff who provide exceptional care and support to children and families in need.

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KVC Tests New Foster Parent Training Curriculum in Ohio and Maryland

KVC trained public agencies at two national pilot sites on a curriculum that will help relative and foster parents better care for children and youth who have experienced trauma.

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The Biological Consequences for Children Living in Poverty… and What We Can Do

Highly segregated, low-income neighborhoods such as Ferguson, MO, are experiencing a toxic stress epidemic. As parents become overwhelmed, children miss out on positive interactions needed for healthy brain development.

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